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What is Physics?

An overview defining physics and summarising the history of physics from early mechanics to quantum theory.

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Quantum Computation

A lists of FAQs about quantum computing including information on quantum computers, entanglement and cryptography.

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Hans Reichenbach

Hans Reichenbach (1891 - 1953) wrote on quantum mechanics, time, induction, probability and the philosophy of science.

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Blackbody radiation and the “ultraviolet catastrophe”

The story of the blackbody radiation and the ultraviolet catastrophe which eventually led to quantum mechanics.

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Thin film reflection

This applet models resonance and interference effects as waves pass through various layers. There are two modes: Electromagnetic, which models the transmission of light through multi-layer films, and ...

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Why don't electrons just fall into the nucleus of an atom?

The weird world of quantum mechanics explains the reason why the electron which is negatively charged doesn't fall into the positive nucleus.

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Paul Dirac

Paul Dirac is regarded as one of the founders of quantum mechanics. Read more about him on this BBC site.

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Oskar Klein

Oskar Klein (1894 - 1977) was a theoretical physicist whose work contributed to the fields of atomic and molecular physics, quantum mechanics, superconductivity and biochemistry.

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The strange world of quantum entanglement

Popular physics author Brian Clegg explains the basics of quantum entanglement and its applications for quantum computers and teleportation.

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Mechanics

This site gives an overview of the physics of mechanics through a series of links to relevant articles.

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